Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 diesel 150 bhp starting problems

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Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 diesel 150 bhp starting problems

Post by Jb8591 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:55 pm

Hi
My Kodiaq is 14 months old and the battery has just failed. I have heard of other Kodiaqs having the same problem but was interested in seeing how many others had encountered the problem and if the replacement battery was made under warranty.

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Re: Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 diesel 150 bhp starting problems

Post by FoxtrotAlpha » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:19 pm

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2032

That thread will cover it for you. I have had the same issue and it’s a known problem on 2017 builds. I have had the battery and a management module replaced under warranty. Two visits as they only did the module first time but both need changed. Don’t let them just do one and not the other.

If you need any further advice or information please PM me and I will be as helpful as I can.
It's a 'Kodiaq' and not a 'Bear' unless you are 5 years old.
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Re: Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 diesel 150 bhp starting problems

Post by Jb8591 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:06 am

Thanks for that, the thread is very helpful. Unfortunately the dealership are blaming the wiring on a tow bar for draining the battery without any evidence as far as I can tell at the moment, hence they say it isn’t a warranty repair as the tow bar doesn’t comply with Skoda standards. I am fighting this as it is almost £300 for a new battery and fitting!


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Re: Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 diesel 150 bhp starting problems

Post by FoxtrotAlpha » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:53 pm

Jb8591 wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:06 am
Thanks for that, the thread is very helpful. Unfortunately the dealership are blaming the wiring on a tow bar for draining the battery without any evidence as far as I can tell at the moment, hence they say it isn’t a warranty repair as the tow bar doesn’t comply with Skoda standards. I am fighting this as it is almost £300 for a new battery and fitting!
Get the Exec Office involved at Skoda Customer Services as this is a known issue and unless the can prove it’s the tow bar then they can’t argue otherwise. Don’t let them get away with it.

Dealers tend to be useless. Several times now I have had dealers overruled by the Exec office. Let us know how you get on and if (I doubt) I can help by supplying evidence it’s a known issue I will be glad to do so.
It's a 'Kodiaq' and not a 'Bear' unless you are 5 years old.
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Re: Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 diesel 150 bhp starting problems

Post by Jb8591 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:26 am

Again thanks for this information, I’ll contact the Exec Office and see what they say. I’ll update you on any outcome.
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John


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Re: Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 diesel 150 bhp starting problems

Post by harrissn » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:55 pm

It was all going so well!

After my first service in Sept, I have been getting low voltage warning messages and random things not working : kessy, interior lights, start stop etc.

I had it booked in for it to be looked at week after next as had been getting progressively worse, I guess I will need to call Skoda assist now...
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Re: Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 diesel 150 bhp starting problems

Post by FoxtrotAlpha » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:04 pm

harrissn wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:55 pm
It was all going so well!

After my first service in Sept, I have been getting low voltage warning messages and random things not working : kessy, interior lights, start stop etc.

I had it booked in for it to be looked at week after next as had been getting progressively worse, I guess I will need to call Skoda assist now...
Exactly the same as me, all ok until the first service and then it all went wrong (battery warnings, start/stop failed, wouldn’t start, stranded family, etc.). Get it into a dealer and get both the battery and management module replaced under warranty. It’s a well known fault now.
It's a 'Kodiaq' and not a 'Bear' unless you are 5 years old.
Kodiaq Edition - 150 TDI - DSG 4 x 4 - Quartz Grey - Canton
Ordered 3rd April - Build Week 26 - Collected 17 August


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Re: Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 diesel 150 bhp starting problems

Post by harrissn » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:39 pm

It’s a well known fault now.
Thanks for the information. Will mention that on Monday when I speak to them

In the meantime, I will enjoy the wife’s Yeti..
2017 Quartz Grey Kodiaq 2.0Tdi 150 Edition. 4x4, DSG, Heated screen, pan roof, virtual pedal, ACC, front parking sensors, other bits I can’t remember


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Re: Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 diesel 150 bhp starting problems

Post by Marinfullsuss » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:43 am

Given what owners have said above, how long would you expect a Kodiaq battery to keep its charge when the car is not being used? And in particular, as the weather turns colder? We began to have issues with a 1.9TDi Octavia (2005 vintage) when leaving it for longer then 4 weeks whilst travelling abroad. In the end, I took to disconnecting the battery if we were away longer than a fortnight (no alarm, of course, but we live in a low crime area, thank goodness). Is this possible on the Kodiaq?
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Re: Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 diesel 150 bhp starting problems

Post by FoxtrotAlpha » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:40 pm

Marinfullsuss wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:43 am
Given what owners have said above, how long would you expect a Kodiaq battery to keep its charge when the car is not being used? And in particular, as the weather turns colder? We began to have issues with a 1.9TDi Octavia (2005 vintage) when leaving it for longer then 4 weeks whilst travelling abroad. In the end, I took to disconnecting the battery if we were away longer than a fortnight (no alarm, of course, but we live in a low crime area, thank goodness). Is this possible on the Kodiaq?
Never had an issue during the winter last year but it hardly got much below -12c so quite a mild one. Before the service I had no issues as others so I am unsure why a service would show the problem.

I have found this article which may help people who are having the same issue:

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/sk ... erm-review

As a side note, I was very impressed with the Kodiaq’s ability in snow, better than I expected considering I was using standard fir summer tyres.
It's a 'Kodiaq' and not a 'Bear' unless you are 5 years old.
Kodiaq Edition - 150 TDI - DSG 4 x 4 - Quartz Grey - Canton
Ordered 3rd April - Build Week 26 - Collected 17 August


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